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Sunday, 22 October 2017

22 October 2017. A Point to Ponder From Bertolt Brecht

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

The State Tretyakov Gallery is 160-Years-Old Today!

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Exactly 160 years ago, the art collector P M Tretyakov, a merchant and textile manufacturer, purchased the first paintings for his gallery. Tretyakov devoted more than 40 years of his life to the aim of creating a museum of the Russian National School of Painting. In the 1881, the gallery opened to the public. In 1892, Tretyakov gave his collection to the city of Moscow as a gift.

22 May 2016

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

21 February 2016. Time-Lapse Iconography from Syria

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Christ “Not-Made-By-Hands”

Unknown Artist

14th century

Russian

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This time-lapse vid from Syria gives you the painting of Christ “Not-Made-By-Hands” in about two minutes…

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Monday, 7 December 2015

7 December 2015. My Most Favourite Piece of Russian Art… “A Girl with Peaches” by Valentin Serov

00 Valentin Serov. Girl with Peaches. 1887

A Girl with Peaches

Valentin Serov

1887

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Everyone has their favourite piece of art… this one is my fave Russian artwork of all time. Serov is, perhaps, the ne plus ultra of Russian Impressionism. The lightness and balance of this painting makes it an aesthetic masterpiece. If you were to pin me down and demand to know which Russian painting was “the greatest of all time”, this is the one that I’d vote for. Yes, this is my most favourite piece of Russian art. Mind you, my favourite artist is Zinaida Serebyakova, but, as far as it concerns my fave painting, I’d say that this one deserves to stand with the best of all time.

If you can see what a person loves, you can see what sort of person that they are. This is a glimpse into my soul…

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